You can install a passive backup instance of the Manager Service component that you can start manually to provide redundancy in a high-availability deployment.

If you previously installed other components in this environment, verify that you know the passphrase that was created. See Security Passphrase.

(Optional) If you want to install the Manager Service in a Web site other than the default Web site, first create a Web site in Internet Information Services.

.NET Framework 4.5.1 is installed.

Verify that you have a certificate from a certificate authority imported into IIS and that the root certificate or certificate authority is trusted. All components under the load balancer must have the same certificate.

Verify that the Website load balancer is configured.

Install the Primary IaaS Website Component with Model Manager Data.


Right-click the setup file that you downloaded and select Run as administrator.


Click Next.


Accept the license agreement and click Next.


Type the administrator credentials for the vCloud Automation Center Appliance on the Log In page and click Next.

The user name is root and the password is the password that you specified when you deployed the vCloud Automation Center Appliance.


Click Next.


Select Custom Install on the Installation Type page.


Select IaaS Server on the Installation Type page.


Accept the root install location or click Change and select an installation path.


Click Next.


Select Manager Service on the IaaS Server Custom Install page.


Type IaaS server information in the IaaS Server text box.



If you are using a load balancer

Type the fully qualified domain name of the load balancer for the IaaS Website Server. For example,

With no load balancer

Type the fully qualified domain name of the IaaS Website Server. For example,


Select Disaster recovery cold standby node.


Select a Web site from available Web sites or accept the default Web site on the Administration & Model Manager Web Site tab.


Type an available port number in the Port number text box, or accept the default port 443.


Click Test Binding to confirm that the port number is available for use.


Select the certificate for this component.


If you imported a certificate after you began the installation, click Refresh to update the list.


Select the certificate to use from Available certificates.


If you imported a certificate that does not have a friendly name and it does not appear in the list, deselect Display certificates using friendly names and click Refresh.

If you are installing in an environment that does not use load balancers, you can select Generate a Self-Signed Certificate instead of selecting a certificate. If you are installing additional Web site components behind a load balancer, do not generate self-signed certificates. Import the certificate from the main IaaS Web server to ensure that you use the same certificate on all servers behind the load balancer.


(Optional) Click View selected certificate, view the certificate, and click OK to close the information window.


Click Next.


Check the prerequisites and click Next.


Type the user name and password of the service account user who has administrative privileges on the current installation server in the Server Installation Information text boxes on the Server and Account Settings page.


Provide the passphrase used to generate the encryption key that protects the database.



If you have already installed components in this environment

Type the passphrase you created previously in the Passphrase and Confirm text boxes.

If this is the first installation

Type a passphrase in the Passphrase and Confirm text boxes. You must use this passphrase every time you install a new component.

Keep this passphrase in a secure place for later use.


Specify the IaaS database server, database name, and authentication method for the database server in the Microsoft SQL Database Installation Information text box.

This is the IaaS database server, name, and authentication information that you created previously.


Click Next.


Click Install.


When the installation finishes, deselect Guide me through the initial configuration and click Next.


Click Finish.

To ensure that the Manager Service you installed is a passive backup instance, verify that the vCloud Automation Center Service is not running.